Tagged: words

Rooting a Nook 0

Rooting a Nook

As you might have noticed, there’s a bit of a price war going on in eReaders. We got a Nook the other day. We chose it over the Kindle because it is more hackable....

Close the Libraries 1

Close the Libraries

Cory Doctorow points out this Fox News article arguing that we should close libraries because they’re a waste of public funds. It’s interesting, because as we pointed out in our post about Cory’s talk...

Hyperlinks & Footnotes 0

Hyperlinks & Footnotes

Christina Pikas recently wrote a post about an issue she has with Nicholas Carr’s new book. It hits on exactly what I was trying to say the other day, but it does a much...

Bedside Table 0

Bedside Table

I’ve been meaning to post some book reviews here, but I’ve just been too busy. Therefore, I’m going to post a bunch of quickies together in an attempt to get caught up. These are...

Nicholas Carr Can’t Concentrate 2

Nicholas Carr Can’t Concentrate

Nicholoas Carr’s recent book The Shallows (and the article it’s based on in The Atlantic, and a more recent one in The Wall Street Journal) really bugged me. His basic argument is that reading...

Time Flies Like an Arrow 0

Time Flies Like an Arrow

The current issue of Scientific American has an interesting article by Craig Callender. It’s called Is Time an Illusion? (it’s behind a paywall here). The article is about the fact that most of the...

Cory Doctorow Interview 0

Cory Doctorow Interview

ABC news interviewed Cory Doctorow. You can watch the interview here. I agree with his opinion about the iPad. He also talks about his new book which I have ordered and am looking forward...

Mixed Grill 0

Mixed Grill

Mixed grill is an old family expression for leftovers night. Tonight’s post is a very random collection of stuff from the Internet that we found interesting recently. First up, some good poetry from the...

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Cory Doctorow Book Signing

Last night we went to a book signing at the Coop. Cory Doctorow read from his next book For the Win. For the Win is about kids in south China taking part in gold...

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The Classics Revisited

Jacob Lambert recently had an interesting review of 5 of my favorite books. Caps For Sale Horton Hears a Who! Blueberries For Sal Ferdinand Curious George Flies a Kite What I previously considered whimsical...